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BorgWarner to showcase latest developments in drivetrain technologies at VDI Congress in Germany

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BorgWarner to Present New Permanently Engaged Starter System and Multi-Mode Clutch Module

June 23, 2014: BorgWarner will display its current and future drivetrain technologies at the 14th International Association of German Engineers (VDI) Congress on “Drivetrain for Vehicles” to be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 24 – 25, 2014. In addition to presentations about its new permanently engaged starter system (PES) and new multi-mode clutch module, BorgWarner will exhibit the Generation V all-wheel drive (GenV AWD) coupling, advanced front cross differential (FXD) technology and optimized friction technology for a variety of drivetrain applications. With more than 1,200 participants and over 70 exhibitors, the VDI Congress is one of the most significant international events for drivetrain technologies.

“BorgWarner offers a wide range of drivetrain technologies designed to enhance performance, improve fuel economy and deliver a more comfortable driving experience,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. “Our new permanently engaged starter technology optimizes current stop/start systems to meet the increasing demand for drivetrain electrification on a global scale.”

At this year’s VDI congress, BorgWarner will present a lecture about its new permanently engaged starter technology, which provides improved fuel economy and starting performance of a combustion engine as well as better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) behavior during engine starts. The robust, dry-running one-way clutch system offers compact packaging to fit tight spacing requirements between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. A second lecture will focus on BorgWarner’s multi-mode clutch development. Its flexible clutch design can provide up to four different modes and reduce the total number of clutches in transmission.

In addition, BorgWarner will showcase its latest drivetrain technologies, such as the optimized friction technology, GenV AWD coupling and FXD technology. Featuring an innovative friction plate design, BorgWarner’s advanced friction technology provides reliable operation over the transmission’s lifetime. BorgWarner’s GenV AWD coupling features a new lightweight, compact design that reduces vehicle complexity and simplifies integration into the drivetrain. BorgWarner’s FXD technology improves traction, handling and stability by generating a controlled locking torque between the left and right front wheels, delivering power to the wheel with the best possible traction even before the wheels start to slip or spin.